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DNP - Gerontological Nurse Practitioner - Gerontology

Brandman University



This online DNP - Gerontological Nurse Practitioner - Gerontology degree program from Brandman University has been created to focus on the holistic care of the medical, psychosocial, and functional needs of older people.

During the course of this online DNP - Gerontological Nurse Practitioner - Gerontology, student will participate in a program that will ready them for providing collaborative care in a number of practice environments including nursing facilities, long term care, hospitals, home health agencies, specialty clinics and hospice care.

This online Gerontological Nurse Practitioner degree program prepares students to be eligible for the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) national certification.

Core concepts within this program of study include emphasis on:

  • Neuropsychopathology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Elder health promotion and disease prevention
  • Liagnostic acute and chronic diseases
  • Advancement mental health assessment


The Post-Masters to DNP program is delivered using a blend of: three, 2-4 day immersion sessions at the Irvine campus; internships/clinical practice in hospitals, clinics and health centers near your home or work; and online lectures, demonstrations and exercises.

Additional Entry Option

The Post Master's to DNP program is also available for the registered nurse who currently holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN):

  • and is not an advanced practice nurse but who wants to move into advanced practice in one of five offered specialties


  • Is an advanced practice nurse who wants to add one of Brandman's five offered specialties.

These students may apply under Brandman's BSN to DNP program and will be admitted once a year into the Spring 1 (January) term. An individual program of study will be designed after admission and upon review of transcripts to allow the maximum number of credits to transfer from the Master of Science degree.

33 credits completed in 2 years, part time


  • Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Admission.
  • Submit a $50 application fee. Apply online and we'll waive the $50 application fee!
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program.
  • Provide official transcripts from the regionally accredited Baccalaureate degree granting institution, and from all regionally accredited institutions where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted.

Accreditation Information

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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